three things smile therapy helps

Three Things Smile Therapy Helps

Smiling can have a beneficial effect on your overall mood. Even faking a smile has positive effects.

Key takeaways:

  • Smiling tells your brain to lower stress levels.
  • It can also strengthen the immune system, so that you can fight the effects of stress.
  • Whether it’s a fake smile or a real smile, smiling releases endorphins (the feel-good hormones) which can have the same beneficial effects on health and mood.

In difficult times, do yourself a favour — “fake it till you make it” — and treat yourself to a smile.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.